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We shot the 100 Year Hoodie on speed flyer, kitesurfer and climber Murray Smith, who is 5ft 9 / 175cm and wearing size small. The fit is loose and relaxed and is true to size. Slight shrinkage may occur after washing.

See our size guide for more advice on sizing.

And don’t worry if you order something and it doesn’t fit – we have a free, no hassle 30 day return and exchange period.

XSSMLXLXXL
Chest83-9091-9899-106107-114115-122123-130
Waist71-7676-8181-8686-9191-9696-101
Arm length54-5757-6060-6363-6666-6969-72
Back length56-5959-6262-6565-6868-7171-74
XSSMLXLXXL
Chest33-3636-3939-4242-4545-4848-51
Waist28-3030-3232-3434-3636-3838-40
Arm length21.5-2323-2424-2525-26.526.5-27.527.5-29
Back length22-23.523.5-24.524.5-2626-2727-2828-29.5
Trying to destroy our 100 Year Hoodie

Watch the 100 Year Hoodie in action

Over 24 hours we threw as much shit at our hoodie as we could. It was dragged at high speed on tarmac, over rocks, through rivers, behind a motorbike, a 4x4 and a speed boat. It was hit with sparks from an angle grinder and dried with a blow torch. The hoodie is so tough we didn’t even bother to bring a spare one.

100 Year Hoodie: Raw edition

Constructed in Europe. Milled in the US.

The fabric we've used for the 100 Year Hoodie is 100% Kevlar® fibre - we've not combined it with other fabrics or hidden it beneath other layers. The only other materials you'll find in the hoodie are the rubberised zip and durable draw cords which are more like rope in their texture and thickness, and are finished with heat moulded rubberised ends.

Vollebak athlete Murray Smith in the 100 Year Hoodie: Raw edition

The fit and feel

The idea for this hoodie was always to make it look and feel exactly like any other hoodie in your wardrobe. So it’s designed to have a loose relaxed fit with a soft feel. While it uses industrial strength fibres, you simply wouldn’t know it until someone told you, or you put it to the test. The inside of the hoodie is extra soft with a cushioned fleece-like feel.

100 Year Hoodie: Raw edition

Looks better every day you wear it

We’ve left the fabric’s aramid fibres in their raw state, which is a pale yellow colour. As they’re exposed to sunlight they rapidly darken, giving you an aged and lived-in look within days. This process of sun-dyeing means that even the same hoodie can look different from one day to the next. Lines, markings and colour shadings that emerge and fade each day, are all part of its unique character telling the story of its journey.

100 Year Hoodie: Raw edition

Guaranteed even on Mars

Kevlar® can survive at temperatures ranging from 300°C to -200°C. The same as you’d find on the poles of Mars and the surface of Mercury. So on the off chance you end up on a rocket with Elon Musk to Mars, the hoodie comes with a multi planet guarantee. In the meantime we’re quietly confident it can survive the 2,000 washes, 4,000 wears and 100 accidents it needs to before you’re done.

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Every hoodie starts life in a petri dish

Unlike plucking cotton from a plant, or shearing wool from a sheep, each 100 Year Hoodie starts life in a lab floating around as a liquid pool of poly-para-phenylene terephthalamide. Forced through giant metal sieves at volcanic temperatures it’s then spun, wound, cut, treated and straightened to create Kevlar® fabric with a melting point of 300°C. These rolls of fabric are then cut by laser and assembled by hand to make our 100 Year Hoodies.

100 Year Hoodie in Raw and Granite

Part of our 100Y range: clothes that grow old with you

Some of our favourite pieces of sports gear are the ones we’ve spent half our life with. They might be full of holes, sun bleached, limping along like a loyal old dog, and constantly under threat of being thrown by whoever you share your wardrobe with, but you love them because they’ve been with you on your craziest adventures. Our 100Y range is kit built to last 100 years and be passed down to the next generation.

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Vollebak athlete Murray Smith in the 100 Year Hoodie: Raw edition

DuPont™ and Kevlar® are trademarks or registered trademarks of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

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